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Author(s): J Landau-Stanton; C D Clements
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 355
Sponsoring Agency: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Contract Number: 278-88-0008
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87630-688-1
Sale Source: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.
Marketing Manager
325 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume integrates biological, psychological, and social aspects of AIDS management and prevention under a coherent model that provides an effective framework for resolving the complex problems associated with the disease.
Abstract: The book's explicit systems analysis of HIV infection lends itself to a highly practical application by psychotherapists and other health care providers and by public health policymakers. The authors provide a functional overview of AIDS components and, using detailed case studies, develop the Rochester model of family systems therapy with both traditional and nontraditional family systems. They depict specific methods of engaging the patient's family and social and community systems in disease management; psychotherapeutic techniques are integrated with medical and neuropsychiatric treatment issues. Interweaving biological, socioeconomic, political, ethnic, and spiritual concerns, the volume stresses preventive training, risk reduction, and infection control, taking into account the strengths and limitations of a full range of public health measures. Health care professionals are provided with tools for self-education and self-protection, as well as for patient education and protection. The authors attempt to normalize the problems of HIV, health care worker burnout, and issues that will pose increasing dilemmas for health care professionals as the AIDS epidemic spreads. Specific attention is also paid to AIDS epidemiology and transmission and ethical issues in AIDS management. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): AIDS/HIV prevention
Index Term(s): AIDS/HIV education; AIDS/HIV epidemiology; AIDS/HIV transmission; Mental health; Psychotherapy
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